Role Model Movement
Board of Directors.
Len Kendall Writers have books, painters have paintings. Len’s art comes in the form of projects and web experiments. Some fail, some succeed, but the more he tries the smarter he get. Len is a first-generation American whose family immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s. He grew up in Chicago but now lives in Los Angeles working for international PR firm, Golin. Although he currently resides on the West Coast, Len continues to support the incredible efforts of MBMBMC with digital marketing and technology support.
Alex (Alejandra) Cantero As a Latina of poor, immigrant Mexican parents and having been raised in Chicago’s southwest side, Alex’s interests lie in race and racism in schools, racial and ethnic identity, the criminalization of black and brown youth, immigration issues, and the dynamics of urban neighborhoods on marginalized groups. Alex has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Education in Instructional Leadership, both degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Alex has a passion for learning and has a life-standing commitment to the equality of marginalized communities, diversity and social justice.
Ronald L. Milsap is the Director of Non Profit Partnerships at Urban Partnership Bank. Prior to joining Urban Partnership Bank, Mr. Milsap spent two years at U.S. Bank, N.A., as Loan Relationship Manager in their Special Assets Group overseeing the collection and workout of a diverse portfolio of commercial real estate and business loans. Mr. Milsap has been working in the financial services industry for over 17 years is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, a long-time resident of the south side of Chicago, a huge sports enthusiast and agent for social change.
Jamal Jackson JD|MBA is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. He is the CEO & Managing Attorney of Jackson Corporate Law Offices and a Co-Founder/Business Consultant of Initiative Consulting Group LLC. Receiving his Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration Degrees from Creighton University in May of 2012, Jamal has worked in the field of legal as well as business consulting for individuals and businesses. Although he loves his work in the business world, Jamal’s greatest sense of achievement comes from the work he does in the community. Dedicated to achievement and community improvement, Jamal Jackson is an unwavering advocate for educational empowerment.
Andrew Buchanan, MUPP is a writer and communicator who has a great interest in urban affairs and issues of inequity in our society. He was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press, and is currently Director of Public Relations for NorthShore University HealthSystem. Andrew got his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and a Master’s in Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and three daughters.